Skeletal Muscle Coronary Enbolism: A Complication of Coronary Angiography

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A fatal case of skeletal muscle coronary embolism after transfemoral coronary angiography is described. The anatomy of the femoral triangle is such that low, oblique, lateral or transarterial punctures may deliver skeletal muscle into the vascular system to be advanced on contrast injection into the coronary circulation.

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